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with each other. and conservative rick santorum is giving the front-runner, mitt romney, a stunning run for the money. we'll tell you everything you need to know about the latest in this historic primary. >>> and game on. who can beat obama? while the republicans vote, president obama tried to steal the show. >> now, i understand there are some political contests going on tonight. >> what did tonight's relates tell us about how a race against the president could go down? >>> plus, palin versus hbo. it's the game-changing tv movie that has sarah palin fuming. and demanding this film about her swift rise be labeled fiction. we'll tell you why she's crying foul. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," super tuesday showdown. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. tonight, on super tuesday, a republican donnybrook out there. it's too close to call right now. mitt romney, rick santorum, they're in a dead heat in the critical fight for ohio. if santorum could pull off a win, h
conservatives to pull together. >> can mitt romney regain his momentum? >>> and how will republicans reunite after this bruising primaries. >>> then the white house on offense. >> mitt romney. rick santorum and newt gingrich, these guys have a fundamentally different economic philosophy than we do. >>> and on defense, after a tragedy in afghanistan. >> this is a hard work. >> that and the rest of "this week" politics with our powerhouse roundtable. george will, haley barbour, bill burton, nia-malika henderson and david ignatius. >>> good morning, everyone. george stephanopoulos has a well-deserved morning off. >>> it's been a wild week on the campaign trail with voters in alabama and mississippi giving rick santorum's campaign a lifeline. yet in the all-important delegate race, mitt romney still holds a big lead with 496 delegates. romney has twice than rick santorum and is almost at the magic number. but our headliner this morning has been on a roll, former senator rick santorum joins us now, good morning, senator. >> good morning, jonathan. >> senator, front page of the "new york times" th
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." romney rebounds. >> thank you, illinois. what a night. >> can he wrap it up now and take on obama. >> this president is crushing the dreams and the dreamers. i will make sure that finally ends. >>> and after a killing. >> i don't understand why this man hasn't been arrested. >> america is angry. the president reflective. >> my had a son, he would look like trayvon. >> was it self-defense or racial profiling? >>> plus obama care heads to the supreme court. >> the law is that violation of our most deeply held constitutional principles. >> questions this morning for our headliners. president obama's top strategist david plouffe and republican congresswoman michele bachmann >>> and our powerhouse roundtable. george will, donna brazile, cokie roberts, matthew dowd. and terry moran. >>> good morning, everyone. some news overnight. former vice president dick cheney is resting in a virginia hospital this morning after receiving a heart transplant yesterday. the 71-year-old suffered five heart attacks had been on the transplant waiting list for a
barack obama. tonight saw mitt romney and rick santorum locked in a dead heat in the critical fight for ohio. right now abc news can report that romney has a lead of about 1 percentage point over santorum in that race, with romney looking like the apparent winner there. that razor-thin victory means he's still poised to win the nomination, eventually. but with such a tight race it won't be easy. along with ohio romney took virginia, vermont, idaho, and massachusetts. while santorum won in tennessee, oklahoma, and north dakota. newt gingrich took only his home state of georgia. now, we're not going to be projecting a winner in the tenth state, alaska, where the results from the caucuses this evening are still coming in. in a race that is just now still too close to call. that's the way it's going all night. so here's a closer look at how the republican races went down tonight. >> thank you. >> reporter: they were cheering mitt romney in boston tonight, but super tuesday was really only okay for him. sure, he won five states including, apparently, the big prize of ohio by a razor-thin
. >> i came here to recruit you. >> mitt romney survives a scare in his home state. but at what cost? >> a month ago, they didn't know who we are, but they do now. >> can the front-runner turn into super tuesday win? questions for our headliner. newt gingrich and obama's top re-election strategist david axelrod. >>> plus -- >> she must be paid to sex. >> rush rants zp. >> it's time to change. >> a centrist retires. and sabres rattle on iran. >>> our powerhouse roundtable, george will, matthew dowd, peggy noonan, howard dean and jeffery goldberg. >>> good morning. could we finally be seeing a winning streak? coming off those two crucial wins in washington romney won again. ron paul edged out rick santorum for second place. but the biggest prize comes in two days, voters go to the polls in ten states for the super tuesday showdown. 437 delegates at stake. can mitt romney win enough to finally pull away? our headliner hopes to be the one, former house speaker newt gingrich joins us. >> good morning. >> glad to have you back. five wins in a row now for romney. in the eight last contests
again. >> mitt romney takes super tuesday. rick santorum shows strength with conservatives. while president obama focuses on his growing economy. >> more companies are bringing jobs back and investing in america. >>> and the prospect of war. >> those who are beating the drum of war. >>> topics for our headliners. senators chuck schumer and lindsey graham. >>> game change controversy. >> how do we understand this president? >> tom hanks narrates obama the movie. >>> and kony 2012 goes viral. that and all of the week's politics with our powerhouse roundtable. mary matlynn, austan goolsbee, eliot spitzer and jake tapper. >>> good morning. it's been a packed week if politics. we have new results this weekend in the republican primary fight. five more contests yesterday. rick santorum won the big prize in kansas, but romney claimed more delegates in the territories and wyoming. romney has more than double santorum's total. our powerhouse roundtable is standing by to analyze what's next. >>> but first our headliners. democratic senator chuck schumer and republican senator lindsey graham
a wild ride for mitt romney. last night, he took six of the ten states up for grabs in super tuesday. but as one person put it, he's winning votes, but not necessarily love. and that's the mission team romney is tackling tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." and abc's david muir is on the trial with romney. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening, from boston. at romney headquarters today, confidence that this nomination is now theirs. they say it would take an act of god for the other candidates to catch up. that might be so. but after super tuesday, a sobering wednesday of sorts, this race still far from over. and we asked, at what cost? tonight, call it the romney reality. over a million more votes that the other guys. yet the finish line is still far from off. and like a groundhog who sees his shadow, romney woke up today and saw -- >> we're doing really well. >> reporter: rick santorum, who won three states last night and nearly stole ohio, too. so, even if it is romney at the end of this long, ugly fight, at what price against president obama? >> we haven't seen in more than a
on to democracy 2012. more good news for mitt romney. he seems to be gaining some momentum nationally. we have more about that poll. el low -- hello, emily. >> reporter: mitt romney up eight points. rick santorum down 106789 the only place there's no change is newt gingrich. he hasn't moved anywhere over the past week. it's been awhile since he picked up a primary win and his time may be running out. >> thank you to everyone in south carolina who decided to be with us. >> reporter: january 21st, newt gingrich stormed past mitt romney. >>> the primary really matters. >> 10 states head to the polls including georgia. he's hoping a victory there can turn things around. >> governor romney can raise more money. he can go to wall street. >> reporter: gingrich's biggest challenge may not come from the front-runner. >> you know what? we're doing all right. >> reporter: rick santorum is having more success than newt gingrich. he fought romney to the end. >> i'm a conservativetive. >> reporter: gingrich has his work cut out for him. come super tuesday, it's all or nothing. >> thank you. >> reporter: rig
. >>> romney trying to erase an embarrassing comment from his top aide. how a retro toy is taking center stage. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. . >>> a helicopter pilot makes a crash landing in afghanistan and the whole thing caught on video. talk a look at that. it shows the pilot appearing to loose control before hitting the ground. no inbut that crash is still under investigation. >>> and dozens of college students from western kentucky are rubbing their blisters after the men who walk aid mile in heels for charity. they walk add round the campus to raise awareness about seek sexual abuse and violence. >>> the movie premires tonight but people at the new york sp
>>> this morning, the results are in. >> mitt romney stays out in front with critical wince on super tuesday. rick santorum battles back with his own strong showing. >>> parting ways. peyton manning being cut today by his long time team the colts. where exactly will he land? >>> the sun early this morning unleashing an explosion headed right to earth. >>> and what a rescue. the officers who ran toward this big explosion getting a big thanks from their own. >>> and good wednesday morning, everyone. we have watched the results come down throughout the night. voters in ten states making a strong statement about the gop race. >> mitt romney came out the biggest winner. perhaps not enough to regain any real momentum. let's look at where things stand. he took six of the super tuesday contests. rick santorum one three. newt gingrich only winning his home state of georgia. romney's biggest goal was to win ohio, which he did. scott goldberg is live in that battle ground state with more. hey, scott. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. if mitt romney had lost here, many said it w
to find a killer before he strikes again. >>> a big win for mitt romney in the critical state of illinois. so, what does it mean for rick santorum's hope of more delegates? >>> also, an emergency landing in alaska strands passengers there for two days. the travel nightmare we learned about overnight. >>> when you mess with nature, sometimes nature wins. one tree trimmer learned that lesson the hard way. >>> good wednesday morning, everyone. we're tracking a number of breaking stories right now, beginning with mexico. still shaking from that massive earthquake. there have been several, powerful aftershocks. one just hours ago. >> it is rattling nerves here north of the border, too. the epicenter of the 7.4 quake was between oaxaca and acapulco. spring break destinations. thousands are americans are there right now, including malia obama, on a school trip. she is okay. >> the quake was felt hundreds of miles away, with office buildings swaying, sending workers into the streets. children clinging to parents. a pedestrian bridge collapsed on to a bus. amazingly, there are reports that only a
to campaign 2012 news, mitt romney has a lead. is that causing anyone to back down. the former governor just left the baltimore area talking about jobs, afghanistan. he's shifting his attention toward president obama. is this a turning point for romney? >> reporter: you know what, for mitt romney last night was a big one. he's really stack up those delegates. last night he had a 12% lead over rick santorum. on top of that win he gets a big endorsement from former florida governor jeb bush. >> so many great friends in this room and across illinois, what a night. thank you, illinois. what a night, wow! >> reporter: mitt romney picked up 41 delegates. santorum ended the night with 249, only adding 10 delegates, half of what he hoped to gain. delivering his message from pennsylvania, santorum made it clear he's not planning to drop out. >> we wanted to come to pennsylvania to launch our campaign. we have five weeks to a big win. >> reporter: earlier today a romney adviser said if the other candidates were to drop out of the race, it would mean a shake-up in their campaign strategy, much like an
anything they can to slow down mitt romney. after romney's win in illinois, many people started saying it's time for the other two candidates to drop out of the race. this is what they're pointing to the delegate map. you need 1,244 delegate -- 1,144. mitt romney is leading. rick santorum is still scam paining there today and he's trying to convince those last-minute voters. >> if you want a clear contest between different visions of americans, you have to nominate someone who price that clear conscience. that's why we're asking for your support. >> reporter: going into the race there's a new poll that shows santorum with a double digit lead over newt gingrich and mitt romney. it gives his campaign that validation to keep moving on but a loss could have the opposite effect. >>> today is the two-year anniversary of president obama signing his healthcare bill into law. how will the candidates mark this occasion? >> reporter: you can probably gessments healthcare has made a major role in the election, especially today. you have the republicans, obviouslily, attacking the president -- obvious
by this tonight. >> we want to take you back to arbutus as we continue to follow mitt romney's visit to baltimore county. he did very well in illinois last night. let's check in with abc2's roosevelt leftwich. what did romney have to say? >> reporter: the romney just broke up about two or three minutes ago. governor romney is still over there shaking hands. i think he just walked out of the room. he spoke to about 50 minutes to 300 people. one of the things -- he talked about a lot of different things. he was basically campaigning against barack obama and how he failed to inspire the country in general and how he has failed to create jobs in this economy. he had a very receptive job. as you know, governor ehrlich, this is his home territory. he has been able to get support for governor romney. for many of the state republicans, they were down in annapolis and could not come to the rally. however, romney did say most of them have endorsed his candidacy for the presidency. now coming up later, we'll have sound from this rally and we'll talk to some folks here and find out what they thought of romne
look at the mayor's budget proposal. and we're previewing mitt romney's visit to our state this. >>> . this is a live look at the inner harbor where soon the sun will rise. lynette charles is here for what we can expect today and through the week. >>> we have the fog out there this morning. check out some of the numbers here. we have the reduced visibility again morning after morning this whole week. three mile visibility in baltimore. culpepper, more the same there and five in winchester and six in hagerstown. we're dry right now on the maryland's most powerful radar. you have to go way south in virginia to get rain. they're dealing with a couple of thunderstorms in that area. the fog will burn off ail say in the late morning -- off i'll say in the late morning hours and early afternoon. so thing will look up. just keep trucking through and now over to angela with a check of your traffic. good morning. we have the fog on the roads. >>> yes. good morning. we're seeing a lot of fog on the traffic cameras. not too bad around the beltway as far as incidents go. we have a closure in
. mitt romney had a pretty good weekend but could his luck hold out as candidates campaign ahead of the primary. sandra, so what is the latest? >> reporter: it was another win for mitt romney over the weekend. he won more than 80% of the vote in puerto rico taking all of the 20 delegates in that territory. now mitt romney and rick santorum are duking it out trying to get their message out to voters. >> this could be an amazing time in american history and right here in illinois. you can usher that. you can surprise the pundits. >> this is not about me. this is about the feeding president obama and his agenda and turn returning -- returning america to free enterprise. >> reporter: romney touted his business background. >> i'm someone experienced in the economy. i'm not man economic lightweight. president obama s we'rement going to be successful in replacing an economic lightweight with another economic lightweight. >> reporter: while santorum took to the radio airwaves to tell voters that he is the better man for the job. >> i believe if we can win here in illinois, that will pier
, back in the mid-70s. kelly? >> and now to democracy 2012 news, mitt romney is hoping support from a former president will push him a little bit closer to that republican nomination. tory dunnan joins us from washington. how will this impact the gop race? >> reporter: it seems like the republican establishment has started lining up behind mitt romney. the question is how much do this endorsements really matter? >> i am honored. >> reporter: mitt romney has the edge this campaign season when this comes to endorsements. even his chief rival admits it. >> every endorsement it seems is going for mitt romney. >> reporter: he added two more which already included former florida governor jeb bush and and governor christi. so far this year, endorsements haven't moved the dial. >> i'm endorsing mitt romney. >> reporter: governors from south carolina, mississippi and tennessee, all backed romney before their state's primaries. he lost each contest. if you don't have them, bash them. rick santorum is taking the antiendorsement route. >> romney's got all the mon nirks the endorsement -- money,
>>> mitt romney is heading to maryland. we'll show how he's trying to drum up supporters later. >>> we have new information this morning as baltimore mayor, mayor rawlings-blake, introduces the 2013 budget. >>> and plans for a new elementary school for timonium get the go-ahead and why it has several people upset this morning. detail on that. it's the middle of the week. i'm megan pringle. right out of the box, we want to let you know that any delays or closures due to fog will be at the bottom of the screen. talbott county schools are on a 90 minute delay and no pre-k and now over to lynette charles. >>> good morning. we have an update now. we've been talking about the fog all morning long and a dense fog advisory was just issued. and this is in effect till 10:00 a.m. this morning. but we have it in the colors. this gray color is here. so frederick is in that but points southward, you're dealing with fog this morning. you know the drill. have the low beams on. this is stubborn to move out of here. and we'll see the clouds around even above us as we go into the afternoon, even
. >>> in a few hours, things will come to light here. mitt romney will be visiting today. we'll let you know what time. >>> we have new information this morning as baltimore mayor play introduces the 2013 budget. a look at the ski spending issues and what -- the key spending budget and what it means for you. >>> that and a lot more ahead on this wednesday morning. i'm megan pringle. we will start off with lynette charles. a foggy start. >>> exactly, foggy again. it's mild and humid out there. you should feel it. the hair day will not be good today. maryland's most powerful radar for the most part is dry. but if you go to the south, you're dealing with a shower there. and in virginia, be sure to look out for the thunderstorm that is off towards the east of richmond and petersberg and to the north of newport news. so that is what we're looking at this morning. all and all not so bad in terms of the showers. but we're foggy, only two mile visibility in baltimore, one in easton, zero in washington d.c. let's get a check of the traffic with angela. foggy conditions is hindering the commute this mornin
guy. >>> your "abc 2 news" is coming up next. >> reporter: romney will be in maryland later today. and we'll tell you how he plans to drum up sport. >>> mayor rawlings-blake delivers the 2013 budget today. and the cuts that could affect your wallet and safety. >>> we're in the upper 50s to low 60s this afternoon and 70s it afternoon and 80s could be on the way. details coming up. >>> a foggy start to the commute as you head out today and a lot of congestion. we'll have a complete check of our roadways coming up next on "good morning maryland." >>> good wednesday morning. i'm megan pringle. a lot going on this wednesday morning. sherrie johnson previews the mayor's budget that will be unveiled this morning. and linda so is live where gop mitt romney makes a stop by our state today. and we have angela getting a check of your morning commute and then we'll go to lynette charles with a look at your forecast. >>> dense fog advisory is the big story again for today. it's in effect till 10:00 a.m. and we had it for frederick county and points south and even in southern maryland. we'll de
romney will be heading to maryland later. >>> and all of those stories are just ahead on this wednesday morning. good morning. i'm megan pringle. very foggy when i came in. and that seems to be the theme this week. >>> yes, same old same old. mild and humid as well. so it is not going to be a good hair day, ladies what so far. visibility reduced in baltimore, within mile, two in easton, five in frederick. if you're travel together district, one mile visibility this morning. and this will persist through the morning. and we're dealing with maryland's most powerful radar is not picking up on the misting. but that will linger all morning long. and i know a check that have traffic with angela. good morning. >>> good morning. the fog is out there misting when i came in also. as a result of the fog, we got rid of our two way traffic pattern on the bay bridge already this morning. and let's get a live look how things are out there. not too bad on this stretch of downtown. if you're travel together tunnels, 95 and 895 both looking good. foggy conditions, 695 and harford road and extra caution a
gop frontrunner mitt romney received an endorsement from a top republican. former florida governor jeb bush endorsed romney saying it's time to rally behind the former massachusetts governor. not all positive news though, comments made by a long time aide credited controversy -- created controversy. he compared the general election to an etch-a-sketch saying we can shake it up and start all over again. >> remove all trace of any kind of marks and be able to draw a new picture. maybe a picture of someone who ran for governor of massachusetts not as a conservative. >> romney's aides says he was only talking about the race, not the candidate. the press secretary for rick santorum was handing out etch a sketches outside of a romney event in maryland. speaking of the trip to maryland, mitt romney was at an event organized by former maryland governor bob ehrlich. romney had a meeting in a jam packed american legion hall. he focused on gas prices, health care and the economy. he also took questions. afterwards many admitted they were there and already a mitt man to begin with. >> i agree wi
, illinois. a win there tonight will put mitt romney one step closer to wrapping up the nomination. and abc's jake tapper did the math on what that victory would cost. >> reporter: while we're waiting for official results in illinois, we'll take a look at his journey on the nomination by the numbers. >> killing time before the illinois primary returns come in, mitt romney participated in a google-plus hangout this afternoon. >> i'm going to do everything i can to bring people together to accomplish what has to be done. >> so how close is romney to winning the nomination? let's do a search of our own. not even halfway there. romney has won 521 delegates out of a total 1,144 needed to win. we still need 623 more delegates. there are still 24 states and more than 1,200 delegates left outstanding. romney has to win 47% of them. santorum has to win 67%. >> what has cost romney so far? financially romney and his allies have spent $45 million. that's $12.40 per vote. by contrast, santorum and his allies have spent $3 per vote, a relative bargain. let's look at the political cost. how negative have
on the front-runner mitt romney and on the media. >>> now to the latest developments on the supreme court's arguments on the healthcare debate. they won't let an ob secure tax law keep them from delivering an opinion. the justices focused on the issue of whether the challenge to the law should be thrown out as premature. their questioning indicated they're not likely to use that issuals the way out of an opinion this year. >>> dick cheney is recovering tonight after having a heart transplant. he has a history of hearts problems. now it's spark a debate on how old is too old to get a new heart. according to doctors, the next 24 hours will be critical. at his age cheney is in the older age. >> it used to be that age 55 was the cutoff, anything above that wouldn't get transplanted. now they look at the person as a whole, no kidney disease no strokes. >> cheney had his first heart attack when he was just 35. last september he got a pump. he was on the recipient waiting list for over 20 months. >>> all right. weather wise, bright and sunny and quite windy. look at the flags whipping downtown,
are looking to you for mitt romney tonight. >>> everybody knows the economy is still recovering, but your pet wouldn't know it. >> reporter: whether you have a dog, tank of fish or a snake, the cost of caring for it keeps going up. americans spent a record amount in 2011 and are expected to spend more this year. americans dropped more than $50 billion on their pets in 2011, an all team high hams spending rose 5% from the previous year. the biggest cost is food. that accounts for half of all spending on animals. vet bills are the second most costly and over-the-counter medicine and other supplies are the third biggest expense. it also includes buying the animals. while that's a one time charge this con be significant. a lot of new products are fueling the global as investors start new business else. also, pets are one of the last things people will give up when forced to make a cut back. reporting from new york. >>> you already know this, ago mapping climbed now for the 27 pght day in a row -- 27th day in a row. aa amount of said the national average price is up to $3.77. that's up seven cents
as front-runner mitt romney looks to take one step closer to locking up the delegates to clinch the gop nomination. tory dunnan has more. what's the atmosphere like tonight? >> reporter: they're getting everything set up at romney headquarters. there's a lot of mitt romney to do well to help solidify his role. if you take a look at the latest pole -- pocialtion romney has a double digit lead. the former massachusetts governor has drop upwards of $3 million on the state. they're outspending santorum seven to one. yet, santorum is still appearing to be confident and issues this prediction. >> i predict if we're able to do what most people think are impossible, which is to carry the state of illinois they'll stop talking about delegates and start talking about how to stop rick santorum from being the nominee. >> reporter: let's talk about the delegate count. you have romney leading with 521 delegates. santorum 237. this isn't all about the math. when you talk about mitt romney there tends to be this enthusiasm gap. it could help us with the much needed momentum. >> so, we're not in the sou
. >>> battle is on in illinois as mitt romney and rick san tom work hard for the last minute votes. >>> as we take a live look from our camera downtown at the inner harbor, on this tuesday, march 20th, it's showing a pleasant morning, temperature wise, 61 degreess still a little wet and muggy. good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. charley crowson has the day off. today is the first day of spring. >>> everybody out there, we are dealing with some soggy conditions, foggy conditions this morning. like we did yesterday. we have one mile visibility in baltimore, 3 eastons 6 in york frederick looks good. i am not ruling out the fact this could drop down as we go through time. culpepper coming in at 1m have the low beams on as you head out the door. we have the foggy conditions, but it is a little bit of fog as well. a little bit of a thom thunderstorm now. winds in to westminster. dealing with the shower popping up across the area. we slide south in to pg county sp also in to montgomery county, white oak. dealing with a little bit of moderate rain and lightning strikes this mor
. conservatives are urging him to drop out and back rick santorum. david muir is with the romney campaign. >> reporter: called the romney reality, over a billion more votes, more states won than the other guys. yet the finish line is far off. >> i'm going to stay in the race because we're doing well. >> reporter: even if it is romney at the end of the fight, at what price? >> we haven't seen a republican candidate suffer this much, this badly, and finish in such a vulnerable position. >> reporter: what is holding romney back? in ohio, a telling number. when voters were asked which candidate best understands the problems of average americans, a full third picked santorum. romney's the first to face criticism that he's out of touch. al gore, they put him in the swerts and earth tones. four years ago, a more human hillary clinton. she cried. and who could forget when she took that shot. even barack obama, bowling. romney tried a visit of nascar, then speak of fremds who own nascar teams. you can expect more of these, town hals, where team romney believes he does connect. where tech tiniest o
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forecast straight ahead. >>> now continuing campaign 2012, mitt romney came to the hometown of our former governor robert ehrlich. rosie? >> reporter: mitt romney spoke for about 45 minutes to a really entuesday as tick crowd. about 200 or 300 people showed up at the legion post 109. a lot of people haven't decided. for many people they still want to hear what romney has to stay say because they -- has to say because three don't know who they will vote for. >> reporter: an enthusiastic crowd greeted mitt romney. his visit comes at a time when every vote will count in the republican primary. however, romney directed most of list remarks toward president obama and what he says is president obama's failure with the economy. >> i'm concerned about the debt and the economy and the president who doesn't understand our economy to know that innovations and businesses are built on dreams rand dreams are very fragile and as he expands the hand of government in the marketplace and excessive regulation and larger and larger taxation, that he kills dreams and dreamers. >> reporter: she says at this po
hoping to take him alive. >>> back here at home, the mitt romney campaign is trying to recover from yet another embarrassing misstep. this time, a popular children's toy is playing a major role in the political drama. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a day for mitt romney's campaign to revel in its victory and try to get the party behind him. but then, a top romney strategist was asked on cnn if romney had run too far to the right to win in november. >> he hit a reset button for the fall xin. everything changes. it's almost like an etch-a-sketch. you shake it up and start all over again. >> reporter: an etch-a-sketch. the toy for children was there were rivals. >> you're not looking for someone who is the etch-a-sketch candidate. >> reporter: governor romney responded to the controversy, saying the issues he's running on now will be the same ones in november. >> i'm running as a conservative republican. i was a conservative governor. i will be running as a conser conservative nominee. >> reporter: now is the time for republicans to unite behind governor romne
and mississippi. george stephanopoulos is here with the bottom line, and here's the question is, will romney ever sew this one up? >> that seems to be the question that we're asking every week. >>> new revelations about whitney houston's stormy relationship with her ex bobby brown. for if first time we hear from a true insider, whitney houston's closest friend. did bobby brown introduce whitney to drugs, we have that surprising answer. >>> also this morning -- the prankster prince. the picture that you're about to see is not prince william. it's prince harry, holding a mask, while on a beach in brazil, there's one sure sign that prince harry sees this royal mission as a big success. and bob woodruff is going to tell us what that sign is. very fun success. >>> but first this morning, lot of news overnight. ron claiborne is here with the news. >>> we begin with breaking news and another stunning and major blow in relations between the united states and afghanistan, a u.s. service member has been detained in southern afghanistan for allegedly going on a rampage and killing civilians. muhammad lila h
finds mitt romney surging ahead of the republican pack. the poll finds romney six points now ahead of rick santorum. >> abc's rick klein looks at the race and which state is most important on super tuesday. good morning, rick. >> reporter: rob and paula, ohio is the ball game tuesday. it is a huge opportunity for rick santorum to show he can win a big battleground state, what he failed to do last week in michigan. and it may even be bigger for mitt romney. he can all but end the nomination fight by winning ohio. meanwhile, barbara bush, the former first lady, has recorded a call for mitt romney in ohio. >> hi. this is barbara bush. we have known the romneys for years and believe mitt is the best man to lead the country for the next four years and anne will make a great first lady. >> reporter: that means the republican establishment is falling in line behind mitt romney. this is a statement, a strong signal to the gop rank and file, it's time to coalesce behind the man who is almost certain to be their nominee. and all the candidates have to deal with these controversial comments t
rob and paula, back to you. >> thanks, karen. >> so a swing in ohio for romney but at the same time according to a poll the favorability rating is still low. >> amongst -- >> yes. amongst conservatives. >> that's been the problem, the perennial problem throughout the campaign. hasn't gotten those conservatives to rally around him yet. but we've also said that if it comes down to it those conservatives are going to vote for the republican nominee before they ever vote for president obama. so it's just a matter of time. stay with abc news as we cover super tuesday election returns. george stephanopoulos and diane sawyer will again anchor this evening's coverage. and of course "world news now" will have a full wrap-up early wednesday morning. >>> republican senator john mccain is calling on the white house to launch air strikes against syria. the senator says president obama has been too soft on the syrian government. he says military intervention is the only way to end president assad's brutal assault on his own people. and in syria civilians who have managed to escape the opposition
. did the president talk israel out of bombing iran? >>> bold words. romney speaking out about her husband's wealth. barbara bush attacking state of the presidential campaign. >> i think the worst campaign i've ever seen in my life. >>> young and restless. do your children snore? a new study raising troubling links between snoring and their behavior. >>> and the people's prince. we're there as prince harry dances in the foot steps of his mother. >>> good evening. we begin with new video of families running in terror from those tornadoes that rained down fury across the country on friday. this video shot as one of more than 70 twisters roars closer. the images a new reminder that sometimes the differences between life and death is just a matter of seconds. there is destruction tonight across 12 states. 39 people have died. today, survivors had to search for their belongings beneath several inches of new snow. abc's meteorologist jinser zee is in the hard-hit community of henryville, indiana, tonight. jinser. >> reporter: diane, i am standing inside someone's living room. you can see
today in illinois. mitt romney has a slight lead in the polls over rick santorum. karen travers has a preview of today's race. >> reporter: mitt romney and rick santorum, scrambling for votes in the land of lincoln. romney admired the pancakes served at charlie parker's diner in springfield. and he saw in them, political symbolism. >> these pancakes are as large as my win in puerto rico last night. >> reporter: the margin was so big, that romney picked up all of the delegates at stake. romney's built a successful strategy by stringing together big wins in small contests. he snagged almost all of the delegates up for grabs in the virgin islands, guam, and samoa. romney pulled out tight wins in ohio. and some are showing very similar. on the trail, the candidates have been trading jabs. >> i don't think you're going to replace an economic lightweight, with another economic lightweight. >> i heard governor romney called me an economic lightweight because i wasn't a wall street financier like he was. >> reporter: romney's focused on santorum. been an off-the-cuff comment may be met with
." mitt romney and newt gingrich in a close there for second place there. in guam, the virgin islands. and look at this, mitt romney holds a commanding lead for the 1100 needs for the nomination. and it shifts to the south, is there any way the other candidates can wrestle this away from romney, david kerley. >> good evening. the math says he can't win the domination, he can, however help keep mitt romney from getting the nomination. santorum was no surprise and he wasted no time taking on romney. >> we're not electing a ceo, we're electing a commander in chief. >> reporter: romney and gingrich seeded kansas to santorum. the real battle is tuesday. >> morning, y'all. >> reporter: in the south, romney was is not expected to do well in alabama and mississippi but polling shows he's competitive. a win there could change this race, possibly forcing another candidate out. newt gingrich has said he needs to win in the south. >> if we can win alabama and mississippi tuesday night, we were reset the campaign. >> reporter: but the math says the best his opponents can do is deny romney before t
long, hard slog. romney's won more than double the delegates that santorum has but he's still not even halfway to the magic number he needs to clinch the nomination. romney and his allies have paid a pretty penny to build that lead. $45 million on television ads alone. and that comes out to $12.40 per vote. santorum and his allies have spent $3 per vote. that's quite a bargain in comparison. and those tv ads that team romney is run ago. >> he's never run a business or a state. >> reporter: 86% have been negative and that's cost romney, too. last september, more americans had a favorable view of romney than an unfavorable one. now that's flipped. louisiana votes next, but after that, the road ahead looks much better for mitt romney than it does for rick santorum. rob and paula, back to you. >> of course, romney's folks are now kind of stepping up saying, well, guys, it's time to get out. let's wrap this thing up. and they are saying, look. when romney decided to drop out of the race in 2008, his delegate map looked a lot like santorum's does right now. he's saying look. four ye
romney are campaigning today. in the latest poll, shows romney has a double digit lead over santorum in the state. the poll found 44% of likely gop primary voters would choose romney compared to 30% for santorum. 54 delegates at stake in illinois, romney puerto rico on sunday and leads the count. >>> tomorrow, mitt romney, will be in our state. this is his first public event held at the post, 109 on old sulfur spring road in arbutus. that's the former town of -- for our former governor, bob ehrlich. romney is expected at 3:30 our state primary by the way is scheduled for april 3rd. >>> cleaning up taking place in parts of texas this morning. what one woman saw happen three times when violent storms raced across parts of the state. >>> it may not be marijuana but sending young people to the emergency room. >>> isolated storms showing up this morning. i will tell you if that's going to be the trend in to the afternoon. as you head out the door, it's foggy again. we will let you know about the traffic conditions when we return. ♪ [ woman ] i was ready for my trip, but my smile wasn't.
can we expect? >> reporter: today is mitt romney's birthday. he turns 65. so he celebrated by going to alabama. he said thinks to -- thanks to the present that he hopes to open up tomorrow. voters in alabama, mississippi, hawaii and american samoa get a chance to vote tomorrow. >> very competitive state. >> people of alabama think washington is a mess and america is in trouble and they need somebody to lead. >> despite calling the southern contest an away gairnlings mitt romney is basically tied with g-- gingrich. in alabama gingrich is ahead by three points. rick santorum is trailing both romney and gingrich in both of the southern states by nearly 10 percentage points. the stakes are so high that those three candidates are all on the ground in mississippi or alabama today. only ron paul, kelly, has decided to forego campaigning in those states ?a so mitt romney is not from the south. >> reporter: he has been looking hard to understand the south. he's talking about trying catfish, about loving those cheesy grits. you may have notice the jeff foxworthy, the self-professed red neck c
's radar. mitt romney picks up another key endorsement in the dnc rightful love song. i'm torey dun nan with a breakdown on the tuesday show down in wisconsin. girl: i want to tell you about my friend. his name is ben. ben learned about a homeless boy who had an infected tooth, and the boy died. that made ben really sad. he wrote a law so every kid can see a dentist. we have special dental van that goes from school to school. he even helps make sure we learn how to brush our teeth. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. chtion rescue of firefighters is caught on tape in dear born, michigan, crews were on the building when the roof began to collapse. one firefighter jumps to safety and the other two are pulled over the small wall you see there. the crews were on the roof trying to ventilate the building, no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> we are going to stay in texas to san antonio w a motorcycle near miss you have to see to believe. watch the right sides of your screen, a car starts
. heading to the polls with more than 400 delegates. ohio is the biggest with romney and rick santorum. karen traverse tells us more. >> reporter: mitt romney and rick santorum have their eyes on the same prize. >> we're going to have a good day tomorrow in ohio. what do you think? >> we're in a great campaign. i need your help. >> reporter: super tuesday. 430 delegates are on the line. it could be mitt romney's best opportunity to break away from his rivals. >> during this campaign, there's been discussions about all sorts of issues. i keep bringing it back. less debt, smaller government. >> reporter: romney is seeing a surge here. three points over santorum. within the margin of error, but it's a dramatic ten point swing in just a week. he picked up key endorsements from two top fiscal conservatives in congress. house majority leader eric cantor, both happen to be states that vote tomorrow. >> mitt is the only one in the race that knows how to create jobs. >> reporter: even picking up wins, romney will likely emerge as the overall winner. >> i think after tomorrow, it becomes almost
bush recorded a call for mitt romney. on the call she says she and her family have known romney for years and believe mitt is the best man to lead the country. former president bush announced his support for romney in december. >>> mitt romney will be getting support from eric canter. this is the first house republican leader to make an endorsement so far. romney will go into super tuesday with another advantage. he'll pick up 40 delegates from saturday's republican caucuses in washington state. with 99% of the vote in romney had 28% of the vote. ron paul 25%. rick santorum 24%. >>> if you wanted to be on the baseball fields and never had a chance to make it to the big leagues here's your chance. there was an open tryout to find ball boys and ball girls for the 2012 season. you have to be 18 years old. teams should be athletic and outgoing. the search goes on. >>> ravens cheerleader hopefuls are at downtown this weekend. they are hoping to get a spot on this year's squad. they come petted competed in two rounds in cheers. they were greeted by cheerleaders. today the best of the
spring forward sunday. we start to warm up -- kelly. >> thank you. >> now to democracy news, romney is the one many expect to be the nominee but he still has a tough road ahead. >> reporter: that is right. the next few contests he will face pose a number of challenges, especially courting, conventions the conservative vote. >> i was a severely conservative republican governor. >> reporter: for him and the conversative base its been a dance. he built his lead mostly from victories in moderate states. >> the difference is we elect conservative republican. >> reporter: it was santorum who got other states consumer tuesday showing his conservative muscle. >> romney will spend millions telling you how i'm not conservative. this governor of massachusetts who signed in romney ware is. >> reporter: the romney campaign is pushing the idea that the delegate map works in his favor. he currently leads with 429. >> the president wants to raise your taxes, i will cut them. >> reporter: the upcoming primary calendar isn't very romney friendly. contests in kansas, alabama, mississippi, paint a
throughout the night. >>> now politics, mitt romney is riding high after a win in puerto rico. the big vote is on his home turf tomorrow. tonight he's unleashing a secret weapon, his wife. jake tapper reports, tonight is a big test for ann romney. is she the closer who can pull in vital voters, the republican women? >> reporter: today at the university of chicago, hear mitt romney made his pitch to republicans. >> i represent a reclaiming of america's founding principles. >> reporter: but was his wife is what people are interested in. >> what is the legacy leave our children and grandchildren? i'm hearing this from people everywhere. >> music to the ears of cherry griffith, a romney del grat. >> i think she's a strong and beautiful woman. >> polls have him leading in illinois where he needs to show he can win the suburban voters when women who the republicans will need in the wall. romney and santorum run even with republican men in the latest poll. romney beats santorum with women. >> some states we win women and other states we lose. >> analysts say santorum dismisses it as his own peril.
romney put away the nomination tonight? >>> survivor's story. a mom who lost her leg, shielding her children from that tornado's fury. >> it's something that any mother would do. >> as her home went from this, to this. >>> stressed out. women stretched too thin. the simple test to see if stress is wrecking your body. >>> and remembering the music man. he wrote some of the most magical music in the movies. tonight, the secrets behind his songs. ♪ it's a small world after all >>> good evening. this is it. the super-sized night, which usually changes everything. voters in ten states are lining up at the polls, right now, as we are on the air, from north dakota, to georgia, idaho, to massachusetts. so, is this the night mitt romney virtually locks up the race? and what will rick santorum do? our team is on the ground, as "your voice, your vote" is rolling in. and abc's david muir and jon karl spent the day with the candidates as they cross this finish line. let's begin right now with david muir. david? >> reporter: diane, no question, this is a critical evening for mitt romney. we're
, it is another tuesday, another primary and another win for the romney camp. republicans voted today and they chose the front runner former massachusetts governor mitt romney. karen travis has a look at how he pulled out tonight's victory. >> reporter: mitt romney pulled out a decisive win in the illinois primary. the republicans have been battling it out to win over the critical suburban voters that make up the large majority of today's turnouts. a series of missteps didn't help his efforts to win a big mid western state. he came in a very second in puerto rico. he made the point yesterday that his campaign is focused on a broad range of issues. >> i don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be. >> romney pounced. >> i do care about the unemployment rate. it does bother me. >> they crushed him and outspent him by a 7-1 margin. >> he has never run a business nor a state. >> reporter: santorums said they spent the money to even the playing field. >> he is the better candidate. >> reporter: romney still has work to do to whichever over others. >> while i believe that mitt romne
in just a moment. >>> also ahead -- chock up another victory for mitt romney. he's won the caucuses in washingt washington, his fourth in a row, leading up to the super tuesday showdown in just two days and our very own george stephanopoulos will be here coming up. >> mitt has some momentum. it continues to be an interesting race. >>> speaking of politics, a rare and surprising apology from rush limbaugh overnight. the conservative host said that he was sorry. for insulting a female law student about her sex life. some are calling this a nonapology, however, and the question, will it be enough to stop his sponsors from jumping ship? >>> but we're going to start this morning with the frantic search for survivors with states of emergency in large swath of america this morning. where nearly 100 tornadoes. once-thriving neighborhoods now debris fields. this morning -- the death toll stands at 37. in five states. however, we're hearing some amazing survival stories. we've got team coverage this morning led by abc news meteorologist ginger zee. ginger, good morning to you. >> reporter: go
, santorum and romney sprinted into ohio. >> get out an vote tuesday. >> super tuesday. ten states voting. romney has a step, closing the gap on santorum. >> obviously, if i got the nod from the people of ohio, that would send a big statement. >> romney knows his opponent has a problem. santorum didn't fill out all of the paperwork in ohio. more than a kwurter. up to 18 delegates could be out of reach. romney's campaign jumped out of state. calling into question the ability to run an organized campaign. >> gingrich joined in two. >> we have a number of places we've filed delegates and others haven't. >> santorum tried to brush it all off. >> yes, that's okay. if that's the only thing that they find is a problem with my candidacy, we're in pretty good shape. >> just two days of campaigning left with ten states to cover. candidates picking places where they think they can pick up votes, except for newt gingrich who is doing talk shows tomorrow and then taking sunday off, david. >> david kerley tonight. thanks. i want to bring in our political analyst, matt dowd t-for the big picture, lookin
and math. it's gotten a lot of discussion in the past week, and it is still being discussed. with romney padding his lead a little bit with this and illinois the big prize still to come. but on the sunday talk shows santorum was saying he can still win this nomination. >> we still believe there are plenty of delegates out there for us to do what we've been doing, which is actually going out there and winning states and winning the tough battles and doing so over pretty overwhelming odds. >> reporter: romney didn't want to talk about the math on sunday, even though his campaign has spent a week calling on santorum and gingrich to drop out of the race because they can't win it. >> senator santorum i think has the same characteristic as the president in terms of his background. he's spent his life in government. nothing wrong with that. but right now we need someone who understands the economy fundamentally. >> reporter: what does this all mean? well, they probably can't win it, but they can keep romney from getting inting 14 1,1144 delegates. republicans are starting to realize that could
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